Join the Central Coast Chorale for our annual holiday concert of choral music, Wishes and Candles. The concert will be presented at two venues. We will sing 7 pm, Saturday, December 10th at the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N in Yachats and 2 pm, Sunday, December 11th at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive in Newport. Both concerts have a suggested donation of $10 for admission.
The concert centerpiece will be the “Gloria,” by Antonio Vivaldi, one of classical music’s most popular composers. The wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. The opening movement is a joyous chorus, with trumpet and oboe. Several solos in the work will showcase individual singers from the chorus. The choir is excited to welcome a number of guest musicians who will make up a small orchestra to accompany the chorale. The concert will also include several shorter holiday pieces, including John Rutter’s haunting “Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” and Sweelinck’s “Hodie Christus Natus Est.” Those of you who enjoyed our dancers at our spring concert will welcome their return during “Kuimba,” a South African song of praise and celebration.
Women of Note, the chorale’s female octet, will step out from the chorus to perform several pieces. These will include a Manhattan Transfer style version of "Snowfall" by Ruth and Claude Thornhill, the lovely, melodic "Something Told the Wild Geese" by Sherri Porterfield and an intricate and entertaining madrigal "Throw Open the Shutters."
Join the chorale for a concert that celebrates all the wonderful moods of the holiday season from glorious to joyful to just plain fun.
The Central Coast Chorale has been bringing choral music to Oregon’s Central Coast since 1997. Based in Newport, we draw singers from up and down the central coast, from Lincoln City to Yachats. For more information about the chorale please visit our website at www.centralcoastchorale.com.
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